Prof. Contreras will speak about the Smartphone Wars at Georgetown Law Center on March 11, 2013

On March 11, Prof. Contreras will speak about the Smartphone Wars at Georgetown Law Center's Conference, "The Changing Patent Landscape." Event agenda and information can be found here: http://wilmerhaleupdate.com/Georgetown2013/Agenda.html/?spMailingID=5609791&spUserID=Mjg5NzMxMTIwNjIS1&spJobID=66149960&spReportId=NjYxNDk5NjAS1

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Prof. Contreras scheduled to moderate a panel on "FRAND" patent licensing disputes at Northwestern Law

On Friday, March 8, Prof. Contreras will moderate a panel on "FRAND" patent licensing disputes at the Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property's (JTIP), Eighth Annual JTIP Symposium. In honor of the Tenth Anniversary of JTIP, this year’s Symposium brings together students, academics and practitioners from across the country to discuss legal topics at the forefront of technology and intellectual property. Event information can be found here: http://scholarlycommons.law.northwestern.edu/njtip_symposium/

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Michael Carroll's Essay "Creative Commons and the Openness of Open Access" Published in the New England Journal of Medicine

Excerpt: Within the open-access context, debate focuses on whether an article is “open” when it, like this one, is freely accessible over the Internet but still subject to the standard restrictions imposed by copyright law. The three major declarations of purpose for the open-access movement... say no: openness requires making the literature freely accessible under liberal terms that permit nearly all reuses so long as the author receives credit for the work when it's republished or adapted.

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Prof. Contreras Speaking About the FTC-Google FRAND settlement on IPO's IP Chat Channel

Prof. Jorge Contreras

On Tuesday, March 5 at 2:00pm, Professor Jorge Contreras is scheduled to speak about the FTC-Google FRAND settlement on the Intellectual Property Owners Association ("IPO") IP Chat channel. To watch, please visit: http://www.ipo.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home&ContentID=35103&Template=/CM/HTMLDisplay.cfm.

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PIJIP and IPLS Sponsor an Intellectual Property Small and Mid-Sized Firms Information Session

Intellectual Property Small and Mid-Sized Firms Information Session is being held on February 27 at 6:00pm in the WCL JD Student Lounge. Come and join intellectual property lawyers as they discuss the hiring practices that small and mid-sized firms use, different career paths in intellectual property, and what you can do to improve your marketability to intellectual property employers. You will have the opportunity to talk to representatives from small and mid-sized law firms after the panel discussion.

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Prof. Christine Farley Scheduled to Speak at Upcoming INTA Board of Directors Program on Monday, March 4

Professor Christine Farley will speak on the panel, "Academics and IPR: Academics Tackle Intellectual Property's Successes, Challenges, and the Future" at the upcoming International Trademark Association Board of Directors program being held on Monday, March 4.

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Careers in Communications Law Lunch Panel, March 6 at 12:00pm

Mar 6, 12:00-1:00, Room 101: The Communications & Media Law Society ("CMLS") will host a panel of WCL alums who currently work in communications law in various capacities. They will discuss their career paths and will offer advice to students interested looking for internships or permanent positions in the communications sector. Lunch will be provided.

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Privacy Research Fellowship at NYU Available for 2013-14

The Information Law Institute of NYU’s Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy is accepting applications for one-year fellowships in the area of privacy law and policy to begin in Fall 2013. The fellowship is open to law school graduates or PhDs in relevant disciplines with excellent credentials. Applications for the fellowship should be sent by email to ILI assistant Nicole Arzt, nicole.arzt@nyu.edu.

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PIJIP Director Michael Carroll's Statement on the White House Open Access Directive

Today, the Obama Administration’s Office of Science and Technology Policy adopted a pro-Internet, pro-science, pro-innovation policy that requires research articles reporting the results of federally funded research to be made available over the Internet. Importantly, the policy also addresses research data and directs that these data should be made public to the greatest extent feasible.

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Michael Carroll speaks about Author’s Rights and Open Access at The University of Oklahoma’s “Open Conversations About Open Access” Conference on Feb. 28

Prof. Michael Carroll speaks about how copyright law applies to scholarly publishing at the 2013 Open Conversations About Open Access Conference at The University of Oklahoma Libraries on February 28, 2013 at 2:00pm. Event page: http://libraries.ou.edu/conferences/conf2013/

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